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Caddies at Olympia Fields, Idlewild selected as Evans Scholars

Golf caddies Rodney Branch III, a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, and Michael VanHootegem, a senior at Marian Catholic High School, have been selected as 2023 recipients of the Chick Evans Scholarship covering college housing and tuition costs for four years.

To be selected, Branch and VanHootegem had to meet the Western Golf Association’s four scholarship selection criteria: a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character. 

Currently, a record 1,100 caddies are enrolled at 22 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 11,800 . . .

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